Noir A2

Root QMobile Noir A2 and Install CWM Recovery 6.0.2.7 version

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QMobile Noir A2 was first rooted by an XDA forum member named as “Nagdrx”, although he is so humble about this procedure that he is not the creator of this method and just connected some pieces to get a working method. This statement gave a room to some cheaters to claim the ownership of this method. But the fact is fact. He is still the first person who practically rooted QMobile Noir A2 (MT 6575 version 2 ). I personally very thankful to “Nagdrx” for his post. You can read his great post from this page.

Anyway, I followed his procedure and made this simplest tutorial for beginners who can’t understand it without screenshots. First of all, download this compressed file to your PC. Uncompress above rar file to desktop like this:

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You will see “Noir A2 ROOT” folder having these contents:

1. SP_Flash_Tool (Folder)
2. CWM-Recovery-6.0.2.7.img (file)
3. MT6573_Android_scatter.txt (file)
4. SuperSU-v1.65.zip (file)

Copy compressed file “SuperSU-v1.65.zip” to SD Card of your mobile. Now install USB driver from this rar file before proceeding to the next step. It is assumed that USB debugging mode is enabled on your mobile. You can get it by going to Menu > Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging (check: ON). Select Allow USB debugging : OK.

Disconnect your mobile from PC and follow these steps:
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Open folder “SP_Flash_Tool” :

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Execute “Flash_Tool.exe” file to see screen below :

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Click on “Scatter-loading” radio button and select “MT6573_Android_scatter.txt” file :

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Click “OK” to ignore this message :

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This will load the scatter file. Now click on “Recovery” option to open “CWM-Recovery-6.0.2.7.img” file :

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You can see complete file path of Recovery image file when you open it :

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Switch off your QMobile Noir A2 mobile and remove battery for few seconds. Then again put battery into mobile but keep it in switch-off state. Click to “Download” radio button which will start the 14 seconds count down :

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Immediately connect your mobile to PC via USB cable to start the download process :

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After the completion of download, you will see “Rom Download Result” dialog message followed by green circle dialog screen like below :

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Now CWM Recovery has been installed. Close the “SP_Flash_Tool” software. Automatically you will see “Found New Hardware Wizard” dialog screens. Just click “Next” button and follow the steps :

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Now disconnect your mobile from PC. Press “Power” button, Volume UP and Volume Down keys simultaneously for 3 seconds till you see two options:

Recovery Mode: Volume Up
Factory Mode: Volume Down

Just press “Volume Up” side key to boot into Recovery Mode. You will see this screen:

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Select “install zip from sdcard” by pressing “Power” button :

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Select “choose zip from sdcard” by pressing “Power” button :

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Select “SuperSU-v1.65.zip” file and press “Power” button :

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This will install SuperSU application into your mobile :

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Now you have “Rooted QMobile Noir A2” with CWM Recovery installed. Select “reboot system now” to go into system mode. Below are the screenshots after the root process:

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WARNING: After this root process, you must make backup of currently installed ROM before uninstalling any application. So that you can easily go back to its original state. You can do it (under CWM recovery) by going to backup and restore > backup.

All the screenshots of system and recovery modes are taken by using my newly developed software “AndScreen v 1.1.0”, developed in Visual Basic 6 language. I will upload this new 1.1.0 version  on 21st October, 2013. Below is the screenshot of this upcoming version 1.1.0:

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Usman Afzal

QMobile Noir A2 : A Review

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Few months ago, QMobile Noir A2 gained popularity among Pakistani mobile users due to its fast processing speed and reasonable features in very low price. Qmobile Noir A2 is an Android based smartphone equipped with Gingerbread 2.3.6 version, 3.2 MP rear camera with 0.3 MP front camera, 1GHz single core Processor (ARM v7),172 MB internal memory, 235 MB RAM, 3.5 Inches Capacitive touchscreen, TV out feature, 32 GB MicroSD card support, FM Radio, 3.5 mm jack output, Wifi, Bluetooth, USB etc but without GPS and 3G.

Qmobile Noir A2 is still leading the market in its cheap category under 9K pak rupees, although there are also some cheap china made smartphones like Gfive A68 and A79 available. It is not a secret that QMobile is also a Pakistani importer & distributor of China made mobiles.

Please read the detailed review of Qmobile Noir A2 published on November 21, 2012. These are some important points of this review:

► 3.5 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen (Multi-touch feature)
► HVGA display screen resolution (320 x 480 pixels)
► Maximum 5 homescreen panes with easy switching
► Dual SIM, Dual standby, Dual Band (900 / 1800)
► Dimensions: 114 x 61 x 12.9 mm (Height x Width x Thickness)
► Approximate Weight : 120g (battery included)
► 1 GHz single core processor (as claimed by QMobile)
► Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) with QAPPS support
► CPU : MT 6575 Chipset, ARM v7 Processor revision 10
► BogoMIPS: 1998.84 MHz (Checked using Quadrant Standard Benchmark)
► GPU : PowerVR SGX 531
► Quadrant Benchmark Score: 1577
► AnTuTu Benchmark Score: 3313
► NenaMark 2.4 Benchmark Score: 29.9
► Google Play Store version 3.9.16
► Adobe Flash support: YES (Version 11.1 checked)
► Internal Memory : 172 MB (90 MB free user memory available)
► RAM : 235 MB
► Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Tethering and portable hotspot
► GPRS Class 12, EDGE Class 12
► 3G : Not supported
► GPS : Not supported
► 3.15 MP (2048 x 1536) rear camera, Auto-focus, geo-tagging, face detection
► Camera Flash light : NO
► 0.3 MP front video call camera
► MicroUSB 2.0 port (charging) and stereo bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP support
► MicroSD slot (supported upto 32 GB), 4GB memory card included
► Standard 3.5 mm audio jack support
► Sensors: Motion, Proximity, Accelerometer
► Stereo FM Radio (with record as 3gpp audio file)
► TV Out feature (HDMI cable not included in the box)
► Android Live Wallpapers
► Documents To Go 2.5 Full version  (Create/ Edit/ View  of doc, xls, ppt, pdf files)
► Android Web Browser, Opera Mini 6.5 pre-installed
► Google Search & Voice-input search
► PC Suite software (with driver installation CD)
► Video chat support via wifi network (on Skype, Yahoo and Tango)
► Social media Integration (Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo Messenger, MSN talk Pro, Gtalk, Google Maps, Latitude, Places etc)
► E-Mail solution (GMail, Yahoo Mail, Android Mail)
► Saavn, Calendar,AccuWeather widget, Angry Birds and Talking Tom pre-installed
► Practically unlimited phonebook
► Text messages in threaded view
► 1300 mAh Lithium ion standard battery, approx 6 hrs talk time, 10 hrs music play, 4.5 hrs web surfing (wifi), 5 hrs video playback, 60 hrs standby time (tested).
Price: 8700 Pak rupees (Karachi, Lahore confirmed)

Major Disadvantages of QMobile Noir A2:
► Low internal memory (only 90 MB internal storage available out of 172 MB)
► Low RAM ( approx. 40-50 MB free RAM available out of 235 MB)
► NO GPS support
► NO 3G support (this is not a disadvantage if you are in a country like Pakistan where 3G services are still not available for mobile users)

If you have any information or question related to Noir A2 mobile then post it here.